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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mamarosa, May 7, 2011.

  1. mamarosa

    mamarosa In the Brooder

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    was wondering if I could use Round-up a weed killer nearby full grown chickens
    thank you
     

  2. DawnM

    DawnM In the Brooder

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    Round-Up is just all around nasty stuff. I wouldn't do it. It could not only hurt the chickens but if you eat the eggs it could hurt you too.
     
  3. the-bird-man

    the-bird-man Songster

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    round-up is bad stuff for sure! use vinegar instead [​IMG]
     
  4. cposz

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    We lost a hen last spring to our neighbor's over-zealous use of Round Up on a windy day :-( He never cared about his stupid old weeds for all those years we didn't have chickens ...
     

  5. RaZ

    RaZ Crowing Premium Member 7 Years

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    Round-Up = Poison.

    But you could use grease...Good old-fashion elbow-grease. [​IMG]
     
  6. annep

    annep Songster

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    White vinegar on a hot day does a great job of killing weeds!
     
  7. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

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    I don't use any kind of weed killer except my chickens I do pick weeds in the front yard and let the chickens eat them.
     

  8. Want Less

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    I second (or third?) the vinegar suggestion. Especially if you spray it on a hot day when the plants are needing water. That's what we use around our organic gardens as well.
     

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